I've decided to make some prayer flags to hang in my house. I used to hang a Papel Picado I got in Mexico years ago.....it's a hand cut white tissue banner and it's lovely but I'm wanting something I make with my own two hands, something that helps me connect more with my creative center. Wandering through this year end/year beginning time of turning always moves me on some deep level. So I'm off to the studio today but first I want to share part of a poem I read last night. I found it in a book I've been so immersed in....staying up much too late reading this one. It's called Acedia & Me, a Marriage, Monks and a Writer's Life by Kathleen Norris.
The Higher Arithmetic
by David J. Dwyer
In heaven, I do not know that there are angels,
but I know that there are numbers there, and light.
(Arithmetic and heaven are both uncountably
full of light.) Inaccessible cardinals, there,
will lord it over mere infinities;
the naturals will dance among the reals...
Apart from numbers, how little we know.
There is no largest prime. The Halting Problem
is formally undecidable. Every subset
of a well-ordered set is well-ordered itself. And so on....
Such things are true, even easy to prove.
Are there uncountably more, unknowably other
true things in the world?